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Program Description

  Detention Services

Under the supervision of the Warden, Detention Services is responsible for the operation of two detention facilities, the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) located in Rockville, and the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) located in Clarksburg.

MCDC is responsible for the intake, reception, and diagnostic functions of the Department including law enforcement processing of adult offenders arrested in Montgomery County. The facility has the capacity to accommodate approximately 200 inmates. Over 11,000 offenders annually arrive at MCDC's Central Processing Unit (CPU) for arrest processing.

MCDC conducts psychological screening, medical screening, and risk assessment to determine the appropriate classification level of inmates and provides for the initial care, custody, and security of inmates for up to 72 hours prior to transfer to MCCF. At MCDC, bond hearings are conducted by the Maryland District Court Commissioners. They also determine eligibility of offenders for legal representation by the Public Defender's Office.

Following an initial intake at MCDC, inmates may transfer to the 1,029-bed Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF), normally within 72 hours. MCCF is responsible for the custody and care of male and female offenders who are either in a pre-trial status or serving sentences of up to 18 months. Progressive and comprehensive correctional services and programs are provided to all inmates covering substance abuse treatment, mental health issues, cognitive behavioral modification programs, education, life skills, and workforce development.

Program Contacts

Contact Kaye Beckley of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation at 240.773.9908 or Rachel Silberman of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2770 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Detention Services average daily population563642598598598
Percent of Mandatory trainings completed by December 3133%53%75%75%75%
Accreditation standards met from the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards and the American Correctional Association100%100%100%100%100%
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inappropriate releases of an inmate44000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inappropriate inmate releases remedied44000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inmate suicides20000
Zero Tolerance security incidents - Number of jail escapes00000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of substantiated sexual misconduct or Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) incidents00000
Recidivism: Former individuals committed and sentenced back to DOCR's custody within 3 years of release38%34%40%40%40%
Portion of population participating in core curriculum programs at Correctional Facility 1N/AN/A40%43%50%
1  Operations were modified due to COVID-19 which limited program participation.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved49879083383.70
Increase Cost: Address Structural Food Services Deficit due to Significant Inflation6300000.00
Increase Cost: Replace Inoperative Body Alarms for Custody and Security Staff330000.00
Add: Employee Support Unit CISM Peer Support Stipend168000.00
Technical Adj: Eight Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts Inadvertently Excluded from FY23 Council Action96920.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts67740.00
Increase Cost: Contractual Increase for Inmate Coveralls50000.00
Decrease Cost: Phased Pre Release and Reentry Services Center Reopening to Match Projected Service Demand-4517330.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2191408-1.00
FY24 Approved52320024382.70